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making news in america this morning, russia is vowing a response today after president obama's new sanctions. this as some lawmakers call for stiffer penalties against russia for its alleged hacking around the election. we're live in washington with the latest. winter weather on both coasts. snow pounding new england, more than a foot in some areas and the northwest getting a fresh round of snow, as well. what's on tap for the holiday weekend as we ring in the new year. a child kidnapped during a car theft is safe. see the emotional reunion with her mother. and caught on camera, as well, an urban avalanche, this in alaska's capital. a good friday morning. we begin with russia's swift
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reaction to penalties from president obama for allegedly meddling in the u.s. presidential election. >> russia has already shut down a school in moscow used by many american children, and it's announcing other plans today for further action. it comes after the obama administration shuttered two russian compounds, imposed new sanctions and expelled dozens of diplomats and abc's janai norman has the latest from washington. good morning, janai. >> reporter: good morning. president obama says all americans should be alarmed by russian interference in the election and his administration is offering new details into how russia pulled off that cyberattack, a campaign u.s. officials are calling "grizzly steppe." president obama sending a powerful message to punish russia striking back against the cyberattacks aimed at influencing the election. >> the sanctions today were aggressive and they were bold and they're designed to send a message to russia that this type of behavior is unacceptable. >> reporter: the president taking executive action to expel
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35 russian intelligence operatives giving them and their families just 72 hours to get out of the u.s., also shutting down two russian compounds used for gathering intelligence in maryland and new york and slapping sanctions on moscow's two leading intelligence agencies, four officials and two cybercriminals wanted by the fbi but not russian president vladimir putin, despite his alleged involvement. >> not much happens in russia without vladimir putin. >> reporter: the obama administration reporting two russian groups hacked democratic officials in the dnc saying the hackers mimicked e-mail systems tricking victims into handing over their credentials and then stealing tens of thousands of internal e-mails. top republicans supporting obama sanctions saying they're overdue but president-elect donald trump still not convinced, repeatedly refusing to accept the conclusion reached by 17 intelligence agencies about the kremlin's involvement. >> i think we ought to get on with our lives. i think the computers have complicated lives very greatly.
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the whole, you know, age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on. >> reporter: but trump saying he will meet with the leaders of the intelligence community next week. and russia is now punching back at the u.s. ordering the closure of the anglo-american school of moscow, which serves the children of u.s. embassy officials. kendis and diane. >> yeah, it is expected that they'll expel some american diplomats as well, janai, thank you. and we're now less than 48 hours from the start of the new year and the big celebration at the crossroads of the world. >> right outside our window right now. here's a look at what will be party central saturday night. for about a million people expected to fill times square to ring in 2017. >> and there is a lot going on to ensure that they're all safe. the nypd says officials were very mindful of the terror attacks in nice and berlin when they developed this year's security plan. it includes barriers made up of 65 dump trucks and 100 other large vehicles parked in and around times square. >> it's going to be a long day for a lot of people.
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they're going to start gathering in times square as early as 8:00 in the morning tomorrow. they won't be allowed to bring any large bags and each person will be searched multiple times and hopefully they'll stay dry because it'll be raining at midnight in times square. >> yes. >> and some of the country will actually ring in the new year with a lot of snow on the ground. >> check out the radar. there's some lake-effect snow for the great lakes. you can see the tail end of the powerful storm covering maine. more than a foot of snow is expected there before it's all over. and here's the scene overnight in bangor, maine, which is getting several inches of snow covering the roads and it's all still coming down. >> and take a look at this. on new hampshire's mt. washington a member of the observatory braved the conditions, 40-mile-an-hour winds and blinding snow. the west coast is also dealing with extreme weather as the holiday weekend approaches. accuweather's paul williams has the details. >> good morning, diane, kendis.
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fresh set of cold and a fresh set of snow for the northwest covering oregon, idaho, going into montana. then we're looking for cold over the weekend the same part of the country with that cold air overtaking the northwest. and a dip in the jet stream opening the door for that. but cold air and blizzard conditions expected on the other side of the country here in the northeast, blizzard conditions where you see the darkest of blue. we could see 12 to 18 inches of snow, major travel delays increasing winds between 40 to 50-mile-per-hour winds, also we're likely to see snow showers pushing through the great lakes region, particularly coming off of lake superior, off of lake michigan into southern portions of michigan, northern indiana as well. kendis, diane. >> all right, our thanks to paul. we're going to get to some breaking news right now from the dallas area where a police officer has been shot. officials in weatherford say officer chris bumpas was conducting a traffic stop in the parking lot of a restaurant when he tried to arrest one of the men in the car for an outstanding warrant. shots were fired.
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bumpas, we're told, is in stable condition undergoing surgery. the suspect was also wounded and the irony here, these pictures you're looking at are of bumpas receiving the rookie of the year award just last week. let's head overseas where a cease-fire has taken hold in syria. some say the agreement between the government and the biggest rebel group could be a turning point in the six-year-long civil war. now, if that cease-fire holds, it'll be followed by peace talks next month. the fighting so far has killed more than 250,000 people and triggered a huge refugee crisis. new details this morning about funeral arrangements for mother and daughter, debbie reynolds and carrie fisher. >> reynolds died of an apparent stroke just a day after fisher died of a heart attack. the family tells abc news that they're now planning a dual funeral. the lights at the famed chinese theater on hollywood boulevard also were dimmed last night in reynolds' honor. that's where her handprints have been immortalized since 1965 and fans are placing more flowers around her two stars on the walk of fame.
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and many "star wars" fans are also making makeshift star for carrie fisher since believe it or not she was never given a star on the famed walk of fame. her brother, todd fisher tweeted this drawing of his mother and sister in their iconic roles from "star wars" and "singin' in the rain" saying i miss them both so much. love is everlasting. and back to the walk of fame. there are so many empty stars out there that haven't had a star's name on it as of yet so that's what many of the fans have chosen, writing in carrie's name and leaving "star wars" memorabilia, as well. still ahead, amazon's plan for a floating warehouse. and lost in the snow, a man spends more than a day in the mountains with temperatures in the single digits. hear about the key decisions that likely saved his life. plus, watch this wall of snow slide down a mountain heading right for a city in alaska, the avalanche caught on camera.
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because... this moving police chase in the phoenix area involving a u-haul truck. it all started with a possible robbery at a convenience store. there were reports a man had a gun. the vehicle headed onto busy interstate 10 and continued traveling through many surface streets, as you can see. the suspect traveled through phoenix and made his way through scottsdale and paradise valley. this is where it ended. police shooting the driver. he's in stable condition this morning. and in tennessee, a driver was also injured and his fedex truck destroyed after colliding with a train. a good samaritan helped get that driver out of the truck and he was then rushed to the hospital. he's said to be in stable condition but police say he'll
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likely face criminal charges. now to an emotional mother/daughter reunion that's captured on camera hours after the child was kidnapped. this was the scene in los angeles, the 6-year-old running into her mother's arms. that moment right there on camera. the child kidnapped during a carjacking. she was missing for about 90 minutes before a woman dropped her off at a day-care center. police are still trying to find that woman. and the retrial of former police officer michael slager is set for march. slager is accused of killing walter scott in north charleston, south carolina. scott was unarmed but slager said he feared for his life. the last trial ended with a hung jury. slager also faces federal civil rights charges. a major safety recall under way for the country's top selling minivan. honda is pulling more than 600,000 odysseys off the market. the automaker says the second row seats may move unexpectedly. the recall impacts model years 2011 through 2016. honda will begin notifying car owners next month. and amazon is moving forward with plans to place warehouses
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in the sky. the company was reportedly approving a patent for blimps that will be stocked with products. the goal now is for the blimps to hover over cities and launch drones to deliver packages from there within minutes. one day the warehouse blimps may even fly over sporting events and deliver food and merchandise to fans. >> interesting concept. all right, when we come back, tragedy on the ski slopes after a family falls from a ski lift. new details about what happened. and for the first time we're hearing from the b.a.s.e. jumper whose leap went horribly wrong.
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ski resorts, though, they're loving it. >> they're enjoying this. now for a look at morning road conditions, a few lingering snow showers over new england as you mentioned but with very gusty winds. rain could be a problem in l.a. and san diego. if you're flying, expect some airport delays in los angeles, boston and new york. and a holiday ski vacation for a texas mother and her daughters has turned tragic. >> the mother fell 20 feet to her death from a ski lift. the daughters also fell but they're expected to survive. we get details right now from abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: authorities investigating a deadly accident on the slopes. >> ems station one, respond to ski granby ranch for three patients that fell from the chair lift approximately 25 feet. >> reporter: a 40-year-old mother from texas and her two daughters falling thursday from this chair lift at the ski granby ranch. >> you have to be serious and just be careful because it can be dangerous. >> reporter: paramedics rushing the injured family to hospitals transporting one 9-year-old girl by helicopter. her 12-year-old sister by ambulance. their mother did not survive the fall.
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>> we do know that they fell from the chair lift and immediately ski patrol was on scene. >> reporter: investigators are now trying to determine exactly how and why the three fell out. >> it's a sad day in the ski business. this type of incident is extremely rare. >> and clayton will have more on that a little later on on "gma." west of there for the first time we're hearing from the arizona man whose b.a.s.e. jump went horribly wrong. the dramatic images captured on video as he jumped, smacks into the cliff and plunges 100 feet to the ground. landon dirnberger's injuries inclu including a broken pelvis and shattered heels. dirnberger still doesn't know exactly what went wrong. he plans to b.a.s.e. jump yet again once he recovers. a man is telling his survival story after spending a night in the snow.
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wally fosmore was stuck in the mountains of washington for 30 hours. he said he was out snowshoeing when he made a wrong turn during a storm. that wrong turn put him in snow that is almost as deep as he is tall. fosmore eventually built a fire and spent the night between two fallen trees unable to hike out with the snow so high. >> my main job was just to keep this little tiny fire going and there was wind and snow blowing in but i was in a -- but i was relatively protected. >> fosmore is a former search and rescue volunteer and kept a card in his wallet for the last 30 years with a list of ten essentials to survive in the wilderness and he had everything on that list with him. >> good job. >> rewards for being prepared. >> yeah. and new video this morning shows an avalanche in alaska's capital. the snow, you can see it move down a gully toward juneau. this happened yesterday afternoon, and it came down over an undeveloped area but created a visible cloud behind the buildings. there have been no reports of injuries or property damage. and now some news from a
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bald eagle's nest in southwest florida. one of the eggs starting to crack. >> ooh. breaking news, quite literally. >> this is breaking news. >> here's a live look at north ft. myers. harriet laid two eggs in late november, and she and her mate known as m-15 have been keeping those eggs warm ever since so thousands of people have been glued to this live webcam feed watching the nest waiting for those eggs to hatch. >> yes, so the eggs started cracking yesterday afternoon. it could take up to another day for the chick to break free of the shell. >> ooh. is it going to happen right now? all right. >> we'll keep an eye out. >> guess we'll have to wait a little bit longer. time for sports now including nba action and virginia tech's huge comeback. >> it was epic. here's our guys at espn with highlights. >> good morning, america. look who is back again. bruno mars, what's up? busy thursday in the world of sports. kevie-kev. celtics/cavs, lebron james said i played horrible in this game.
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celtics, they had a chance. isiah thomas had 31, however, he gives it up to jae crowder. that doesn't go. the cavs hold on late despite blowing a big lead. did somebody say blowing a big lead? belk bowl, arkansas and virginia tech. the razorbacks led 24-0 in the third quarter when virginia tech began the comeback. jarod evans' touchdown run and then evans, sam rogers, it's 24-14. evans, chris cunningham, it's 24-21. fourth quarter, travon mcmillan, it's 28-24, hokies then off another arkansas turnover evans does it again, 35 unanswered points. the hokies win the belk bowl. >> he's kev. i'm the coach. we're done for now. have a good day. >> biggest comeback in more than 100 years for the hokies.
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♪ time to check "the pulse" starting with a toast to the man behind an american party mainstay. >> yeah, how he didn't win the nobel prize for this. >> unbelievable. >> unbelievable, the inventor of the red solo cup, there he is, he has passed away at 84. robert hulseman came up with the idea for the popular plastic cup in the '70s and it's been a fixture at parties, picnics and college campuses since found by
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often by the beer pong table. >> and inspired a song by toby keith who tweeted raise one for this good man today. r.i.p., red solo cup. >> we're celebrating his life and what we got from it, a lot of drinks. if you want 2016 to end you're going to have to wait just a little bit longer. >> december 31st will be one second longer than a typical day. that's because this year will include what's called a leap second. >> that's when the time is added to a day so our clocks can sync with the earth's rotation so one second will be added on new year's eve at 6:59:59 p.m. east coast time. >> all right. adjust your clocks, everyone. >> yep. the mannequin challenge been taken to a whole new level literally. >> astronauts in space have joined in. here's video from the european space agency on board the international space station. of course, the six crew members are above the earth on a six-month mission. they tweeted video of what's probably the first and last zero gravity mannequin challenge. the iss there dropping the mike on the challenge. >> anyone who still hasn't done
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>> good morning, south bay, it is december 30. i am natasha zouves. >> we have alexis smith. and we have frances here for meteorologist mike nicco. >> we have fog in the central valley. live doppler hd will show us where there is limited visibility along 101 from santa rosa and heading down it is better but, still, limited visibility through petaluma. here is how the day plays out: milder morning. with clouds. partly cloudy there afternoon. close to yesterday's numbers but close to yesterday's numbers but i have changes on the way.
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>> we have fog in the north bay and from the central valley. keeping an eye on that. if you are toward modesto or sacramento quite a bit denser. we have a report of a crash on the shoulder. i am not seeing delays. we will check out the north bay. >> developing news, expelled, the clock is ticking for three dozen russian diplomat whose must leave the united states. >> including some in san francisco. our reporter, amy hollyfield, is at the russian consulate. >> good morning, no activity here with no one hauling suitcases yet. the most activity we have seen since the order was issued was yesterday, people returning to the willing with full shop budgets, possibly preparing to move. it is not clear.
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talked to people doingt. business here. there was a lot of shock and concern this has happened. >> i am concerned. it is a bad development. i help the incoming administration will change the course. russia has ordered clotsure of the school of now which serves the school of officials closed no to you united states nationals. 35 russian diplomats have been ordered to leave the country in 72 hours and it is not clear how many work out of the san francisco consulate on green street. it is business as usual, as far as people needing to come here. we will watch the situation. >> russia is responding to the sanctions. their foreign ministry is recommending the kremlin expel 35 united states diplomats, 31


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